Dar es Salaam, melting pot of cultures

Dar es Salaam means "Haven of Peace" in Arabic.

After gaining independence, Tanganyika and Zanzibar combined to form Tanzania in 1963.

Dar es Salaam is a melting pot of African, European and Asian cultures.

Zanzibar’s proper name is Unguja Island.

Zanzibar is nick-named ‘Spice Island’ for the abundance of spices grown there.

According to the World Bank, Dar es Salaam’s population is growing by 8% per year – four times the average rate of world population growth.

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